Time to Shred and Help Others!


Time to Shred and Help Others!

NEWTON — March 9, 2019 —  Now is the time to prepare for spring and cleanup around the home. One of the best types of cleanups is the shedding and shredding of old paperwork, bills, receipts, documents and anything with identifying information. Individuals and businesses are welcome and assured that their confidential paperwork will be professionally shredded on site.

Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice along with its partner SK Shredding holds bi-monthly events at the hospice located at 99 Sparta Ave, (next to Tri-State Rentals and across from Quick Check). This is the first paper shred fundraiser of the year.

SK Shredding brings his Commercial/Computerized Shred Truck to the hospice parking lot that is centrally located with easy in and out access off of Newton-Sparta Road. Each grocery size bag is only $6.00 and you may also pre-purchase your bags to be filled for only $5.00 each when picked up in advance at the hospice office during regular business hours. The office is open Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30 pm.

This is a fundraising event that benefits the Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation. The foundation raises money to assure all in need of hospice care receive it no matter their ability to pay and to help build the new Karen Ann Quinlan Home for Hospice expected to open this year.

The Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation is passionately dedicated to providing Hospice care for the terminally ill and Bereavement for those who have lost loved ones. Serving Northwest NJ and Northeast PA; please call 800 882 1117 to reach any of our services at either office; Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave., Newton, NJ and Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 104 Bennett Ave., Milford, PA.

Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice is an independently owned hospice program and proud to be the preferred hospice provider for Newton Medical Center and our area Atlantic Health Care System. For hospice programs, events, and more information visit www.karenannquinlanhospice.org.

Schetting named Acting Executive Director

Marlina Schetting, MSW, LCSW, CT
Acting Executive Director
Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice

Marlina Schetting, MSW, LCSW, CT, has been named the acting executive director at Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice.

“Through her many years of dedicated service to the organization, Marlina has demonstrated the skills needed to assume the role of acting executive director,” said Julia Quinlan, co-founder and chairman of the governing board.

Schetting will be the key management leader of Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, Karen Ann Quinlan Home for Hospice and the Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center. She is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. She will report directly to the governing board.

A longtime member of the hospice interdisciplinary team, Schetting has served the agency in several capacities for over 30 years and most recently as community administrator.

Schetting obtained her bachelor of science degree in human development from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and her master’s degree in social work from Marywood University. She holds a certification in thanatology from the Association of Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) and a certification in field instruction from Rutgers University.

Schetting began her tenure with the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice as a hospice volunteer in 1986. She was instrumental in starting early bereavement programs such as “Camp Connections” Teen Camp and the Children’s Art Bereavement Program. Schetting has worked as an adjunct professor at Rutgers University School of Social Work, where she lectured on death and dying. She continues to supervise student social work interns in the tri-state area as a certified field instructor.

Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice was founded by the Quinlan family in 1980 to provide support to patients and families dealing with a life-limiting illness. This support allows patients to live life on their own terms and face the future with the dignity and comfort that we all deserve.